Aditi Bhanushali

Portrait of Aditi BhanushaliTherapeutic Style: My therapeutic style is grounded in the way we make meaning of our experiences, and how we navigate relationships with others and ourselves. I empower students to recognize patterns in their lives, build insight and explore ways to facilitate change. Creating a safe, warm and brave space that allows individuals to bring their authentic selves into therapy is a priority for me. I believe that by honoring each story as it is through a deep respect for students’ unique experiences and perspectives, that we can work together to support their journeys toward self-discovery, resilience and healing. My work integrates multiple theories including narrative, existential and parts work. My clinical practice has been significantly influenced by my identities as a person of color and as an international student, leading me to an approach rooted in social justice and multiculturalism.

Professional Interests: I am passionate about helping students from diverse backgrounds and identities navigate their unique challenges and personal journeys. My clinical interests span transition difficulties, identity and self-esteem issues, trauma, relationship conflicts and crisis intervention. In my work with students, I prioritize inclusion and social justice advocacy, and I am dedicated to supporting all students, including international students, LGBTQIA+ individuals and neurodivergent folks. Before stepping into this role, I served as the ombuds for graduate students at Syracuse University, which provided me with valuable experience to address student concerns from a systems perspective.

Group and Liaison Roles: I am currently affiliated with the Understanding Self and Others (USO) counseling group.

Educational Background: I earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai, and am pursuing a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling at Syracuse University.

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers